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Manthicore
Posted - 2008.11.22 08:43:00 - [1]
 

Hi! Do you think is useful to train DS to V now? I have drone navigation to V if this matter. Thanks!

Hellinthose
Posted - 2008.11.22 08:51:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Manthicore
Hi! Do you think is useful to train DS to V now? I have drone navigation to V if this matter. Thanks!



Drone navigation means that they increase their speeds, i.e. harder to hit and more tankable.

Drone sharpshooting means that they can hit things earlier, hence increased optimal range.


Is it worth it? Depends on your other skills, but in the end it IS usefull.

Erin Lay
Posted - 2008.11.22 11:54:00 - [3]
 

i heard that drone sharpshooting is only used by sentrydrones. is that correct`?

Grarr Dexx
Amarr
Kumovi
The G0dfathers
Posted - 2008.11.22 12:45:00 - [4]
 

It is used by everything but due to their minimal optimals (1-5km) it is hardly ever noticed. Sentry drones however, have a huge optimal range, so it gets quite the bonus from this skill.

Lisandraia
Posted - 2008.11.23 03:23:00 - [5]
 

When drones have to chase a fast moving target, they can't always maintain optimal range. Every time they orbit through their target's wake or have to use their MWD drives to catch up to a target moving faster than their orbiting velocity, they can end up further than their optimal 100% hit range.

Increasing their optimal range will improve their effectiveness in such situations.

Feng Schui
Minmatar
Cruor Evertum Dominicus
Posted - 2008.11.23 03:27:00 - [6]
 

have both to 5 personally... and have had both to 5 for quite some time.

Princess Xenia
Caldari
Scion Innovations
Posted - 2008.11.24 00:11:00 - [7]
 

Im training DS 5 before DN 5... for better hits...

Estel Arador
Posted - 2008.11.24 00:24:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Princess Xenia
Im training DS 5 before DN 5... for better hits...


Drone Navigation was fixed, you shouldn't have a problem anymore even if it's lower than Drone Sharpshooting.

Jurgen Cartis
Caldari
Interstellar Corporation of Exploration
Posted - 2008.11.24 11:09:00 - [9]
 

DS V + T2 Sentries = win.

Noferatu
Posted - 2008.11.24 11:40:00 - [10]
 

What's the percentage bonus per level to drones from the Sharshooting skill? Doesn't mention it in the info..

Dahak2150
Arm of Orion
Posted - 2008.11.25 00:04:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Noferatu
What's the percentage bonus per level to drones from the Sharshooting skill? Doesn't mention it in the info..


5% and yes it does.

Keitaro Baka
Babylon Scientific and Industrial Enterprises
Babylon Project
Posted - 2008.11.25 11:26:00 - [12]
 

Take three of the most used drones out there:
Ogre II optimal 1km, activation 4km, falloff 4km
Hammerhead II optimal 1km, activation 2km, falloff 3km
Warrior II optimal 1km, activation 1km, falloff 2km
And a sentry drone:
Curator II optimal 42km, activation 250km, falloff 24km

The activation range is the range at which the drone will start attacking the target it's been set on/goes for. It will then exit it's mwd cycle and start it's pew pew cycle (sentries don't move, hence the 250km activation range). It will orbit at optimal (I think, and the base optimal orbit at that, so 1km for combat drones at their orbit speed).
At some point (range) they will enter the mwd cycle again to get to the pew pew cycle again, but before that a higher optimal will get your drones better hits on moving targets (and for warrior IIs on non moving targets too, since they orbit at semi-lunie speeds).

Of course this pretty marginal for non sentry drones since even an optimal increase of 25% gives your drone an optimal of 1250m, which is almost certainly still less than their orbit range, so they will be shooting in falloff (actually not sure if the skill works for non combat drones, they generally have a pretty huge optimal though and will have the same activation as their tech I hull equivalents, so they will almost always be in optimal or mwd-ing).

For the sentry drone however, an increase of 25% would mean the curator has an optimal of well over 50km! Now we're talking, add an omnidirectional drone mod there and it gets another 20%.

So, it's useful.


 

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